Friday, February 13, 2009

A Quonset Hut Movie Theater

Rio Theater

There's something so sublime about this old movie theater that was built sometime after World War II but before the Age of the Insipid Megaplex. The Rio Theater in Monte Rio, California is basically an Art Deco-inspired concrete and neon facade grafted onto the end of a prefab Quonset hut. It looks both permanent and temporary; futuristic and nostalgic, all at the same time. And best of all... it's still a functioning cinema.

Here's a shot of the interior:
Inside the Rio